Drugs of Abuse/Toxicology

News on diagnostic systems for drugs of abuse and toxicology.

A deep analysis of data from drug tests performed at Quest over the past six years has helped the company identify which drug tests are needed by clinicians.

Molecular Testing Labs allegedly made payments to labs in exchange for Medicare and Tricare referrals between August 2014 and July 2015.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based lab, which received its CLIA license in August, will run samples reimbursed by Medicare and state Medicaid agencies only. 

The assays run on Premier Biotech's OralTox oral fluid-based drugs of abuse device, which can scale to detect up to 12 drugs simultaneously.

The researchers will conduct clinical validation in children suspected of having been exposed to high levels of manganese in Chicago.